Roger Rosenblatt, award-winning journalist, memoirist, playwright, and bestselling novelist, is coming to Brookdale Community College on Thursday, December 12 at 11:45.

Rosenblatt has won two George Polk awards, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize. William Safire of the New York Times said Rosenblatt’s writings were “some of the most profound and stylish writing in America today.” His experiences with war and memoirs of his life share his knowledge of topics and issues everyone would benefit from.

Rosenblatt’s Rules for Aging: Resilience and Humor in Life was described by Newsday as “A humorous, thinking man’s self-help book. It is written as a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders.”

His memoir, Making Toast, “is about coping with grief, caring for children and creating an ad hoc family for as long as this particular configuration is required, but mostly it’s a textbook on what constitutes perfect writing and how to be a class act,” according to The Washington Post.

The Dr. Carl Calendar Visiting Writers Series and Life-Long Learning are co-sponsoring the event. The reading will be held in the Twin Lights room of the Student Life Center and is free for students. There is a $25 free for community members, and advanced registration is required.